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canker Tweet Definition of canker Like Definition of canker on Facebook
  1. (botany) A plant disease marked by gradual decay.
  2. A corrode, corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth. -- called also.
  3. Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroys.
  4. A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog rose.
  1. An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths. Usually resulting from neglected thrush.
  1. (transitive) To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
  2. (transitive) To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
  3. (intransitive) To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
  4. To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
cast Tweet Definition of cast Like Definition of cast on Facebook
  1. A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
The doctor put a on the boy"s broken arm.
  1. The collective group of people performing a play or production together.
He"s in the of Oliver.
  1. The casting procedure.
  2. A small mass of earth excreted by a worm.
  3. An object made in a mould.
  4. The mould used to make cast objects; as, a plaster cast.
  5. A squint.
  6. visual, Visual appearance.
Her features had a delicate to them. (rfex, the ones without)
verb (casts, casting, cast, )
  1. To throw forcefully.
He a stone at the dog.
  1. To throw something down or toss something aside.
to away fear
She the die.
  1. To throw a fishing line or net into the water.
The fisherman the net into the sea.
  1. To assign a role in a play or performance.
The director the part carefully.
  1. (computing) To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.
Casting is generally an indication of bad design.
  1. Make by pouring into a mould.
  2. (of animals) To lose the hair or fur of the coat, usually in spring.
  3. (context, of fabric) To twist or warp.
  4. (nautical) To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail.
  5. (nautical) To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.
  6. (context, accountancy) To add up a column of figures; cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.
cholera Tweet Definition of cholera Like Definition of cholera on Facebook
  1. (pathology) Any of several acute infectious diseases of humans and domestic animals, caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium through ingestion of contaminated water or food, usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration
chorea Tweet Definition of chorea Like Definition of chorea on Facebook
  1. An ancient Greek circle dance accompanied by a chorus.
  2. (medicine) Any of various diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities; St. Vitus's dance.
clean Tweet Definition of clean Like Definition of clean on Facebook
  1. (weightlifting) The first part of the event clean and jerk in which the weight is brought from the ground to the shoulders.
  1. (transitive) remove, Remove dirt from a place or object.
Can you the windows today?
  1. (transitive) tidy, Tidy up, make a place neat.
Clean your room right now!
  1. (context, transitive, climbing) Remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.
  2. (intransitive) Make things clean in general.
She just likes to . That"s why I married her.
  1. (context, intransitive, curling) brush, Brush the ice lightly in front of a moving rock to remove any debris and ensure a correct line; less vigorous than a sweep.
  1. Not dirty.
Are these dishes ?
  1. In a condition of having been cleaned.
Your room is finally !
  1. In an unmarked condition.
Put a sheet of paper into the printer.
  1. Pure, especially morally or religiously.
Our kids can watch this movie because it is .
  1. Drug- and alcohol-free.
I've been this time for eight months.
  1. Smooth, exact, and performed well.
I"ll need a sharper knife to make cuts.
  1. (colloquial) Cool or neat.
Damn, Shorty, those are some shoes ya got there!
  1. (context, Of a criminal record or driver"s license) Without restrictions or penalties.
Unlike you, I"ve never been caused any accidents " my record is still !
  1. (context, aerodynamics) Allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces, without protrusions such as racks or landing gear.
  2. (context, health) Being free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
I want to make sure my fiancé is before we are married.
  1. Not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs.
I"m officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.
  1. fully, Fully and completely.
He was stabbed through.
cleft Tweet Definition of cleft Like Definition of cleft on Facebook
  1. an opening, fissure, or V-shaped indentation made by or as if by splitting
  1. simple past of to cleave
  2. past participle of to cleave
cowpox Tweet Definition of cowpox Like Definition of cowpox on Facebook
  1. (pathology) A pustular, eruptive skin disease of cattle caused by an Orthopoxvirus, with lesions occurring principally on the udder and teats. Human infection may occur from touching cows, and gives immunity to smallpox.
creeper Tweet Definition of creeper Like Definition of creeper on Facebook
  1. Any plant (as ivy or periwinkle) that grows by creeping
  2. a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
  3. a device which allows a small child to safely roam around a room from a seated or standing position
  4. (nautical) a small, four-hooked grapnel used to recover objects dropped onto the sea bed
cribbing Tweet Definition of cribbing Like Definition of cribbing on Facebook
  1. The members used to build a (structural) crib, usually of timbers or logs, but also of concrete, steel or even plastic; cribwork.
  2. As a whole, the heavy structure built to support an existing structure from underneath, as with a mineshaft or when raising a building off its foundation, as for moving to another location,
After the Loma Prieta earthquake, they had to put cribbing under portions of San Francisco's Embaracadero Freeway, for fear it would collapse.
If the structure is to be raised in place without relocation, once it is raised to the desired elevation the jacks are replaced with timber cribbing. -- US Army Corps of Engineers site
  1. The cribbing used to support anything from below or on a side, as with a retaining wall, or to prop up a piece of heavy machinery.
  2. A self-injurious tendency of certain horses to swallow air while slobbering and biting onto objects in and about their enclosure and regarded as an equine form of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  1. Present participle of crib.
curb Tweet Definition of curb Like Definition of curb on Facebook
  1. A row of concrete along the edge of a road.
  2. A raised margin along the edge of something, as a strengthening.
  3. Something that checks or restrains.
  4. A riding or driving bit for a horse that has rein action that amplifies the pressure in the mouth by leverage advantage placing pressure on the poll via the crown piece of the bridle and the chin groove via a curb chain.
verb (curbs, curbing, curbed)
  1. (transitive) To check, restrain or control.
  2. (transitive) To rein in.
  3. (transitive) To furnish with a curb.

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